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Ideal Diet for Diabetes Diet plays an important role in controlling diabetes, and well planned diet for diabetes provides adequate nutrition. Based on the condition, the dietician assesses the calorie requirement, and schemes the diet based on right proportions of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, fiber and so on. There is no single diet plan that will work for everyone, but planning the diet for diabetes requires adhering to some important factors. These factors include planning 4-5 smaller mid interval meals instead of three large one, at least 1.4 oz. of fiber per day, consuming fresh vegetables and fruits, not eating carbohydrates two hours prior to bedtime, and replacing the fast foods and bakery products with whole wheat cereals. Diet for diabetes must include intake of garlic, cinnamon, bitter lemon, onion, and guar gum as they are known to considerably lower the blood glucose level. Consume fat free milk, cheese and yogurt, increase the intake of dry peas and beans, eat leafy salads along with beans, consume nuts rich in mono unsaturated fat and add fenugreek seeds and flaxseed into the wheat flour. Diet for diabetes calls for limiting the intake of salt, limiting the use of condiments such as mustard, salad dressed and ketchup, baking or boiling the foods instead of frying, not skipping meals and medicines, avoiding smoke and alcohol consumption, rinsing the processed foods with water and avoiding junk food whenever possible. Keep in mind that what you eat, when you eat and how much you eat plays a significant role in controlling the diabetes. Diet for diabetes must mainly include plant based foods. It is also essential to maintain the regular meal and snack time as it affects the blood sugar level. Eating too much will increase your weight, hence eat smaller healthy meals so that the body gets sufficient nutrients. The diet for diabetes consists of simple foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. The diet should be low in fat.